Bridge, Highway & Rail News

Design-Build Speeds Repair on New York Route 42

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Thanks to an executive order from New York’s governor, the New York State Dept. of Transportation is using design-build on emergency reconstruction of six miles of state Route 42. The Catskills-area stretch suffered flooding during Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

Restoring Route 42 for Ultster and Greene counties by February is a top priority, says NYSDOT Commissioner Joan McDonald. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) issued Executive Order 19, allowing NYSDOT to use design-build.

Project of the Year: Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge/Walkway Over the Hudson

The Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge, Pre-Construction

SOURCE: New York Construction · PUBLISHED: December 2010

Applying Recycled Plastic Lumber Technology to Short-Span Bridges

The Sangamore pedestrian trail bridge made of Recycled Plastic Lumber (Montgomery Co., MD)

SOURCE: STRUCTURE Magazine · PUBLISHED: October 2010 · AUTHOR: George F. Assis, Ph.D., P.E.

Although a relatively new concept in bridge construction, recycled plastic lumber (RPL) is gaining acceptance as a lightweight, innovative and durable material for short-span bridges. As evidenced by the completion of several RPL bridges in the past few years, structural-grade reinforced plastic lumber is emerging as a technology of choice for use in load-bearing construction.

New York Construction votes "Walkway" Best of 2010

Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge, Pre-construction

Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, New York’s hottest public space, has received yet another engineering award.

More "Walkway" Accolades: Society of Engineers will Honor McLaren

The Walkway Over the Hudson

SOURCE: The Journal News, Rockland Express · PUBLISHED: May 20, 2010

West Nyack: Malcolm G. McLaren, the founder, president and CEO of McLaren Engineering Group, and his firm are being recognized as Construction Professional of the Year by the New York State Society of Professional Engineers' Construction Division.

McLaren Engineering Group is being honored for its role in the development of the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, which the Society selected as its Public Construction Project of the Year.